God Chooses the Lowly


Humility is the great virtue of truth and proportion. It is a virtue of truth because humble people know the truth about themselves and their place in the scheme of things. It is a virtue of proportion because humble people have a balanced perspective: They know their own limitations, but they also know the possibilities that lie within their talents and circumstances. The opposites of humility are arrogance and false pride, attributing to oneself powers and positions completely out of proportion with the reality of who one is.